Merchandise Planner (4455-071)

Compensation

: $64,580.00 - $104,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Retail



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POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Merchandise Planner is responsible for assisting in the strategic direction of inventory, based on analysis of financials, historical data, and current market trends.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the Company.
* Create preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department class that support product and financial strategies.
* Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class.
* Collaborate with Merchandising to develop and communicate strategies that align future financial and product opportunities in the area.
* Forecast in-season sales and inventories on a weekly basis.
* Present forecasts and action plans in monthly Merchandise Planning Committee meetings.
* Recap end-of-season best-sellers by category.
* Develop and communicate item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis.
* Recap and analyze actual sales results against plan and LY.
* Work with Merchants and Sourcing to effectively manage flow of inventory into the warehouse.

Required Experience

REQUIREMENTS:

* 3-5 years of Merchandise Planning experience
* Business analysis and strategic, innovative thinking skills
* Understanding of retail financial measurements
* Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
* Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills
* Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
* Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Arthur Planning experience a plus.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree or related experience

Job Location NEW YORK, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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